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Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research


Jihan Zaki

PhD Student

I completed my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in Finland at Aalto University, with a semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, after which my academic path led here to Cambridge, where I completed my master’s degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering. During my master’s degree I was introduced to the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research, where I completed my dissertation project titled: Identification of theranostic and diagnostic biomarkers in data from a clinical trial of simvastatin supplementation in schizophrenia, supervised by Professor Sabine Bahn and Doctor Jakub Tomasik. The dissertation involved data analysis and model building using machine learning methods for healthcare related applications, which became a topic of significant interest for me. As such, my research at CCNR will be focused on biomarker discovery for significant mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, using statistical and data driven methods, specifically for theranostic and diagnostic applications.

Contact: jkz22[at]